Tears of the Kingdom: Cooking restores Energy Cells for some reason 

Someone discovered that you can fully replenish your Energy Cells in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom by cooking food. 

In Tears of the Kingdom, players can use the new Fuse ability to bond equipped weapons and shields with other items, and they can also stick objects together using the Ultrahand ability. There are also items called Zonai Devices, which have numerous different effects. For example, Zonai Devices such as the Wheel, Balloon and Fan can be used to build vehicles.  

However, running the Zonai Devices consumes Energy Cells. The capacity of the Energy Cells can be increased, but it’s quite time consuming. However, even if you happen to run out of energy while running Zonai Device contraptions, if you use a pot to cook food, you can replenish it in an instant. This technique was first brought up by Japanese Twitter user @Bot__W and then went viral after another post by Twitter user @chocrab_1226. 

Tweet translation: How to replenish your energy in an instant 
Tweet translation: When you “Cook” using a pot, your Energy Cells get replenished, so it comes in handy when you’re mid-flight or in another situation where it’s hard to charge. It might be wise to take a few Portable Pots with you when traveling in the sky. 

Portable Pots are one-use Zonai Devices which allow you to cook food almost anywhere, using any ingredients you want. Though they are convenient, you can only make one recipe with them, so there’s likely many players who don’t generally use them. However, now there’s a new unexpected use for them. 

Furthermore, this recovery method is not limited to Portable Pots – ordinary cooking pots placed in cooking spots in the world can also be used. These cooking spots are meant for the player to make food and prepare for the next adventure, as well as change the time of day. They are somewhat like resting spots, which means that it’s possible that cooking itself is meant to be a kind of “recovery activity” that helps replenish your energy. 

Since this technique for replenishing energy requires ingredients and a cooking pot, its use is likely to be limited to emergencies. But nevertheless, it may be a lifesaver in certain situations. 

Written by. Amber V based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2023-05-22 12:28 JST)